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Men Facing Life in Prison for Rap Lyrics and Facebook Post

San Diego, Calif. – On Monday, a San Diego judge dismissed charges against a San Diego rapper and another man who were both prosecuted under a controversial law and faced life in prison.

In a case that caught the attention of national media and sparked an outcry, rapper Tiny Doo aka Brandon Duncan, whose case the Free Thought Project reported on previously, and Aaron Harvey, were charged under CA Penal Code section 182.5.

California Penal Code 182.5 makes it a felony for an individual to participate in a criminal street gang or benefit from gang activity. The penalty for violation is 25 year to life imprisonment.

To gain a conviction using this law, the prosecutor has to show that the defendant benefited from a crime the gang committed.

Harvey, Duncan and 14 other individuals were accused of conspiring with gang members under this law. The gang reportedly shot nine people in 2013 and early 2014, but neither Duncan nor Harvey were implicated in any of the shootings.

Nevertheless, Duncan and Harvey were charged with multiple felonies under 182.5 and both faced up to life in prison….

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/charges-dismissed-rapper-facing-life-prison-lyrics/#9RKrP8o1Y7TzylVM.99

Sent to Prison for Collecting Rainwater

Abby Martin talks about the crackdown on individuals who choose to live ‘Off the Grid’ citing a examples such as a man in Oregon who faced jail-time for collecting rainwater and a Florida woman who was forced to re-connect to the state’s electrical grid.

 

With Police in Schools, More Children in Court

Craig Davis, an officer at E. L. Furr High School in Houston. Officers once issued so many citations that students felt antagonized

HOUSTON — As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office….

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/education/with-police-in-schools-more-children-in-court.html?_r=1&

Now these Kids lives are Ruined at a Young Age, but Hey! Officer Joe filled his Quota & more Slaves to make House Paint :/

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Private Prisons and the Enslavement Society

All loyal law and order proponents can take pride in the one area where the imperium of government discipline still ranks first among nations. A Global Research article – The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? – points out some staggering facts…..

http://www.batr.org/totalitariancollectivism/033113.html

When Prisons are for profit, then its just another form of Slave Trade.

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“I’m Going To Prison For Arithmetic” Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev

Before entering the New Jersey courthouse to face his sentencing on March 18, 2013, Andrew Auernheimer (Weev) gave a short speech to the press and to his friends. Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by three years supervised release.

Auernheimer revealed a security flaw in AT&T’s iPad user database, allowing him to scrape the data from 114,000 iPad users. The information was later on given to a journalist. In January 2011, the FBI did an investigation and filed a criminal complaint.

Auernheimer was convicted on conspiracy to access a computer without authorization (18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C), part of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986) and fraud in connection with personal information (18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(7))…..

Find out more about Andrew Auernheimr: http://freeweev.info/

Listen, Get Inspired, Get Mad, Get Marching with Mr. Andrew Auemheimer.

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Prison slavery, Jurors: Know your rights, Sleeping with undercover cops

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Nicole Porter, director of advocacy for the Sentencing Project, about prison sentencing, racial disparities, slave labor and other aspects of the US prison-industrial complex. Abby then talks to Kirsten Tynan, the national coordinator for the Fully Informed Jury Association, about the concept of jury nullification, the incarceration of peace activist Mark Schmidter and the importance of jurors knowing their rights. BTS wraps up the show with a look at a number of cases where law enforcement entrapped everyday people, and how undercover operations are becoming more pervasive in the expanding police state.

http://rt.com/shows/breaking-set-summary/prison-slavery-undercover-cops-714/

 

Make sure you watch the section on Jury Duty. Know your rights! Jury Nullification can change our laws & outcomes.

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